Advocacy Project - Empowering Older People

Advocacy for people living in Westminster, Kensington & Chelsea

What does it do?

The Advocacy Project helps marginalised communities to speak up, understand their rights and make choices. Stigma, isolation and inequality are some of the biggest challenges faced by people with learning disabilities, mental health problems, dementia and eating disorders. We are working with people to address these challenges.

We believe everyone has the right to influence decisions affecting their lives.

We offer free, independent, confidential advocacy and user involvement services.

Together, we’re standing up for rights and supporting people to have a say on the issues that matter to them.

Things we help with

Our advocates can:

  • talk through problems or concerns, helping people to identify options and think about what they want
  • explain information so people can make informed choices
  • help plan for meetings and draft correspondence
  • go with people to meetings (for example, meetings about their care and treatment)
  • speak on behalf of the individual if they don’t feel able to do so themselves
  • support people to comment or complain about the services they receive, and raise issues about things someone is unhappy with
  • give information about legal rights and support people to access specialist help, such as solicitors or benefits advisers

Who it is for?

Advocacy Project supports all people aged 60 and over living in Westminster and Kensington and Chelsea.

Where it is available?

Local service (Kensington and Chelsea, Westminster).

How to access or apply for it:

If you think you need the support of an advocate:
Call us:  020 8969 3000
Email us:


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